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Welcome to Sharm el Sheikh

Underwater wonderlands and exotic marine life make Sharm el Sheikh, a resort nestled between Tiran Island and Ras Mohamed National Park, one of the world’s top diving destinations. The pilgrimage site of Mount Sinai, where Moses reputedly received the Ten Commandments, challenges hikers to reach its summit, while the candy-cane stripes of the Colored Canyon lure visitors from the beaches of Sharm. Combine these natural wonders with a 4WD jeep safari and camel ride on a day trip from Sharm El Sheikh. A snorkeling or glass-bottom boat tour of the Red Sea and Ras Mohamed coral reefs is a must-do for families and first-time visitors. For history buffs, a visit to St. Catherine’s Monastery and the Old Town (Sharm el Maya) reveals ancient cultural treasures, while at Dolphina Park, Aqua Blu Aqua Park, and Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh, opportunities for family fun are plentiful. Sharm El Sheik also serves as a convenient gateway to the rest of Egypt and even some of the Middle East. Save time and travel to Cairo by air on a day trip that covers the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and Saqqara, or pilgrimage to the holy cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and take a dip in the Dead Sea on a full-day excursion to Jordan. Plus, quad biking in the Sinai Desert, scuba diving at Tiran Island, or stargazing with nomadic Bedouin communities make worthy additions to any Sharm schedule.

Top 10 attractions in Sharm el Sheikh

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Mt. Sinai

Mt. Sinai

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Mt. Sinai rises a lofty 7,497 feet (2,285 meters) above sea level and is an important religious pilgrimage site, where the prophet Moses is said to have received the 10 Commandments directly from God. Visit the site’s ancient monastery or hike to the summit for panoramic views of Egypt’s mountainous Sinai Peninsula.More
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Ras Mohammed National Park

Ras Mohammed National Park

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On the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Ras Mohammed National Park is home to Sharm el Sheikh’s best diving, notably Shark Reef, Yolanda Reef, and Jackfish Alley. Besides the pristine coral that awaits offshore, the land delivers empty beaches, rugged cliffs, and desert, plus mangrove swamps, salt marshes, and diverse birdlife.More
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St. Catherine's Monastery

St. Catherine's Monastery

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Set beneath a mountain many believe to be the Biblical Mt. Sinai, St. Catherine’s Monastery has a heritage dating back to the fourth century AD and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Still a working monastery, St. Catherine’s has defensive walls that house chapels, a library museum, and what is claimed to be a descendant of the Biblical burning bush.More
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Tiran Island

Tiran Island

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Just 4 miles (6 kilometers) off the Sinai coast, Tiran Island technically belongs to Saudi Arabia—yet its waters are part of Egypt’s Ras Mohammed National Park. The challenging diving around the Straits of Tiran is some of Egypt’s best, while the island is a mecca for snorkelers who appreciate its crystal waters and unspoiled coral reef.More
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Dolphina Park

Dolphina Park

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The only dolphinarium in South Sinai, Sharm el Sheik's Dolphina Park houses a pod of dolphins in its state-of-the-art facilities. Trained professionals care for and work with the dolphins—naturally very intelligent and playful animals—while giving visitors to the park an opportunity to observe these cetaceans and learn more about their behaviors, habitats, and social structures. Check out the dolphin shows to see highly choreographed performances showcasing the dolphins' intelligence.More
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Hollywood Sharm el Sheikh

Hollywood Sharm el Sheikh

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Hollywood Sharm el Sheikh brings the Hollywood movie experience to the Sinai Peninsula. This dining and entertainment zone features an animatronic dinosaur park, 7D cinema, musical fountains and statues of international celebrities scattered throughout. Regular live entertainment might involve folk music, belly dancing or living singing, and every Friday evening, Hollywood hosts a pool and foam party with live DJs.Hungry visitors have a few movie-themed restaurants to choose from, including Jaws Restaurant overlooking the dancing fountains and Titanic Restaurant, where the decor and the music were inspired by the Oscar-winning film. A collection of shops within the park sell goods with set prices, eliminating the hassle of bartering so common in Egypt.More
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Na'ama Bay

Na'ama Bay

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The focus of the Sharm el Sheikh resort action is Na’ama Bay, a collection of glittering seaside resorts fronting the water.Stroll the beachfront promenade lined with restaurants and hotels, or organize a camel or horse ride to the desert Bedouin villages.Na’ama Bay’s clubs party hard from midnight to dawn, and cafes overlooking the water are an atmospheric setting to try a sheesha water pipe.Of course, Na’ama Bay’s other raison d’être is as a jumping-off point to hit that crystal-clear water, filled with fluttering fish, lying offshore in Ras Mohamed National Park.More
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Red Sea

Red Sea

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The Red Sea channel draws tendrils of Indian Ocean water up through Africa and Arabia to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. Divers and snorkelers appreciate the Red Sea’s clear waters and colorful coral and marine life, while sandy beaches lure sun worshippers from around the world.More
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Sharm el Sheikh Cruise Port

Sharm el Sheikh Cruise Port

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A resort town in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Sharm el Sheikh offers snorkeling, diving, and desert trips. It's also close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine’s Monastery. Ships dock at the in-town Sharm el Sheikh Port (rather than at a dedicated cruise port), and you may need to tender if another ship is docked.More
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Sharm el Sheikh Old Town (Sharm el Maya)

Sharm el Sheikh Old Town (Sharm el Maya)

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Sharm el Sheikh Old Town (Sharm el Maya) was the first resort area in Sharm el Sheikh, created when the Israelis occupied the Sinai Peninsula after the Six-Day War. Today, the Old Market is a major point of interest in the area, a popular beach resort.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Sharm el Sheikh

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Guided night tour of Sharm.
Tom_W, Aug 2021
Sharm El Sheikh Private City Sightseeing Tour
Air conditioned chauffered van to the major tourist attractions in Sharm.
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Great tour at the best price
Shahzeb_K, Dec 2021
St. Catherine Monastery, Mousses Mountain by Bus With Breakfast -Sharm El-Sheikh
Our guide Wahid was really nice and although he mainly spoke in Russian but at every point he used to give a brief explanation to the English speaking tourists also.
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St Catherine Monastery Private Day Tour From Sharm El Sheikh - FUN TOUR!!!
Alice_C, Oct 2021
St Catherine Monastery + Dahab Private Tour From Sharm El Sheikh
To be able to see this historical landmark was once in a life time and I have no regrets booking this tour.
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A Nice tour to Cairo
Agim_B, May 2019
Private Guided Day Tour To Cairo from Sharm El Sheikh by Plane
If you want to visit Cairo from Sharm el Sheik you have to book this tour by flight.
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